Last Post: The Postal Service in the First World War

A free learning resource for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 from The Postal Museum, sponsored by Royal Mail.

Use real archival documents including photographs, maps and letters to teach the importance of the postal service in war time.

Did you know?

  • In the First World War letters took just two days to reach the Front Line
  • 12.5 million letters were sent to the Front Lines every week
  • 12,000 soldiers served in the General Post Office’s own regiment, the Post Office Rifles
  • 33,000 women stepped into postal jobs traditionally held by men
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Topics

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Each topic includes lesson plans, teachers’ notes, activity ideas and PowerPoint presentations for whiteboards.